verb (used with object), sil·ver-plat·ed, sil·ver-plat·ing.
  1. to coat (base metal) with silver, especially by electroplating.

silver plate

  1. silver tableware.
  2. a coating of silver, especially one electroplated on base metal.

Origin of silver plate

First recorded in 1520–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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silver plate

  1. a thin layer of silver deposited on a base metal
  2. articles, esp tableware, made of silver plate
verb silver-plate
  1. (tr) to coat (a metal, object, etc) with silver, as by electroplating
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